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Consider that Capitalism is the Real Problem

Discussion in 'International Politics' started by Sunstone, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Sunstone

    Sunstone De Diablo Del Fora
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  2. bobhikes

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    Pretty much what I've been saying for years, nice to be confirmed by a study. I wanted to know how they will replace it, I haven't been able to come with something. I don't think socialism is going to sell.
     
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  3. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    Capitalism is evil.
     
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    I find it very hard not to agree with most all of what was written. I didn't know that fact about Ecuador and their having adopted a "Nature's rights" amendment to their constitution - which is awesome. Seems odd to have to call something like that "forward thinking" - seems more like common sense.
     
  5. Quetzal

    Quetzal A little to the left and slightly out of focus.
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    I would agree that capitalism has created the huge gap in economic classes that we see today.
     
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    Capitalism demands we reject God and embraced this life for all it's worth, spend spend spend, accumulate possessions, drown in debt. Work til old age, then hand over your home to pay for your care, and let the cycle repeat with your children.
     
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    Anything that increases the efficiency of the economy will also increase our population, creating problems while solving others. Our problem is overpopulation, and we have not yet learned to deal with scarcity.
     
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    No it doesn't. Capitalism has no position on the existence of deities - it's an economic system, not a theological one.
     
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  10. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    The root of capitalism is "greed (and power) is good". He's noting that the impact of untrammeled greed is becoming more and more evident. What replaces it is to me an open question.

    I think it ties in with the dying of fear and wrath and reward/punishment based religion (do this or go to hell).

    It strikes me that humanity is starting to show signs of more maturity as we start leaving greed, power lust, fear and anger behind albeit slowly.
     
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  12. YmirGF

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    Very astute!
     
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  13. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    You are wrong, Capitalism is fundamentally opposed to the teachings of many world religions and directly against the teachings of Jesus, and those attributed to God.
     
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    Sad but true...

    (Cue Metallica song...)
     
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    wow!
     
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    What's that mean, people shouldn't be allowed to start their own businesses?
     
  17. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    Socialist countries still have small businesses
     
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    So they shut down all the successful ones that become large businesses?
     
  19. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    You've never been outside America, have you????
     
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    Even so, even if everyone had an ideal charitable attitude, capitalism would still be based on subjugation and surplus extraction. It would still give man issues.
     
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